Suraiya answers 23 Questions in her own handwriting
My favourite work of art – “Mughal” Architecture – it’s beautiful!
My favourtie love story – Roopmati – Baaz Bahadur
My favourite film – “The Heiress”, directed by William Wyler
My most memorable performance – in film “Mirza Ghalib” as Chaudhvin.
My favourite memory – When “Gregory Peck” came to my house.
My favourite co-star – Dev Anand …………………… of course.
My favourite fan – Dharmendra – (I am his fan.)
My biggest enemy – Mirror – I am scared to look at it.
My first thrill – When I was cast opposite the Great Star K.L. Saigal.
My biggest disappointment – That I cannot diet. I love good food!!!
My favourite possession – Letters - from my fans – they make me feel so great!
My favourite author – Khalil Gibran – he is a Super Writer
My idol – Ashok Kumar, he is a wonderful actor – I adore him very much.
My favourite haunt – A friend’s place…………… Well — it’s a secret.
My most embarrassing moment – When Madhubala wanted to kiss me on the lips!!
My biggest asset – I am a Face – Reader. I can know a person’s nature by the face.
My biggest drawback – My Mother – people fail to notice me when she is around.
My favourite desire - To eat Bhel-Puri at midnight.
My favourite friend – Who can keep my secrets. (But not others.)
My favourite dream – To get married and feel miserable for a change.
My favourite pastime – Buying glass Bangles – they come in such lovely colours.
My favourite outfit – Churidar Kurta and dupatta with “Zari” work.
My birthday – 15th June. The year is too ancient for me to remember.
With lots of Love -
(This interview was conducted in 1978.)